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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The 15th Annual Burlington Pumpkin Pitch and Harvest Festival is this Saturday, September 29th from 10-4pm held at 1100 S. Skagit Street/Skagit River Park in Burlington.   The Pumpkin Pitch event has 5 trebuchet teams entered into competition this year.Gourdinator- Captain Ken Fritch & Colby Swanberg of Sedro Woolley, WAMean Old Clown Chunkers-Captain Dale Jackson of Mt Vernon, ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:  Meditation for Calming and Focusing Your Mind Let an experienced meditator guide you in simple techniques to become comfortable with this valuable skill in this popular three-session class. Meditation is now scientifically recognized to help reduce stress and anxiety, blood pressure and help with restful sleep. Jan ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, September 24, 2018
In celebration of the traditional season of fall brews, Skagit Valley College Professional/Technical Programs and SVC Foundation will team up to host the 3rd annual OktoberFest on Thursday, October 4 starting at 4:00 pm. The event will take place in the Gary Knutzen Cardinal Center, located on the Mount Vernon Campus.      The highly popular Cardinal Craft Brew tastings will be paired with ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, September 24, 2018
Skagit County Historical Museum presents our fifth annual Historic Cemetery Tour.  Sunday, September 30th from Noon to 4 PM the tour will feature the Mount Vernon Cemetery.  It is located at 1200 E Fir Street, Mount Vernon.  Stories come to life as actors portray some of Skagit County’s most interesting characters. Tickets are $12, or $10 for Skagit County Historical Society Members.  Tickets ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, September 21, 2018
Grants and loans fund work on 23 multifamily rental properties and shelter projects statewideOLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $9.9 million in grants and loans from the state’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for 23 housing preservation projects in communities throughout Washington. See the complete list. The funds will preserve 1,179 multifamily rental and shelter ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Press Release
Friday, September 21, 2018
MOUNT VERNON, Wash.  —  Skagit Valley College (SVC) will host the annual SVC Powwow from October 5-7 at SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus. The three-day event will include drummers and dancers in full regalia and will draw performers from across the U.S. and Canada. Admission is free.       Skagit Valley College has a long history of collaboration with its Native American neighbors, including hosting ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Puget Sound Energy and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County are Powerful Partners. PSE has supported Club programs and operations since 2009. Through their support, PSE has assisted the Clubs with system upgrades, while also taking Club Member and family safety very seriously. Whether it is Earthquake Preparedness, keeping kids and adults safe around electricity, or connecting people with ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Skagit Valley College invites the public and fans of soccer to the Mount Vernon Campus on Saturday, September 29 when Wally Sigmar Soccer Field is rededicated after the Cardinal Men’s soccer game is over at approximately 4:30.      Guests in attendance will include Northwest Athletic Conference soccer champions from 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1998, and 2003.      ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, September 14, 2018
Please join Community Action as we welcome Jonathan Martin, editor of the Seattle Times’ Project Homeless as our keynote speaker at the Spirit of Hope event on October 11, 2018. Our keynote speaker Jonathan Martin will address our attendees on the power of unraveling the stories behind homelessness, why it is important and how it leads to solutions. Martin is part of a community-funded team of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Friday, September 14, 2018
The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:  FREE Vision Screening A certified ophthalmic technician with Cascadia Eye will conduct vision and glaucoma screenings. This is not an evaluation of cataracts or macular degeneration. It is an acuity (vision) and eye pressure test only. Bring a contact lens case for storage during the screening.OCT 19 (FRI) 1 - 3 ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Does your organization have all the resources you need to fulfill your customer's needs? Are you using the existing resources efficiently? Continuous Improvement and Lean processes may be the answer to your resource problem. Join us at EDASC September 25 at 11:30 a.m. to hear Steve Winters with Impact Washington and learn why the elimination of waste in your processes needs to be a part of your ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
An event like no other, the 2018 Great Futures Gala, sponsored by DreamchasersRV, is a fun night out in support of the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County. This year's Gala will feature Boys & Girls Club alum, and legendary Seahawk, #80 himself, Steve Largent, as the featured speaker for the evening. Hear his tale of growing up in the Club, and his journey to the NFL Hall of Fame & ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., Sept. 10, 2018 – The PeaceHealth Sedro-Woolley Clinic located at 1990 Hospital Drive in Sedro-Woolley, will hold its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting, dedication ceremony and community wellness fair on Saturday, Sept. 22., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community is invited to join the celebration and attend this free event. The event will bring together community ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Meditation for Calming and Focusing Your MindLet an experienced meditator guide you in simple techniques to become comfortable with this valuable skill in this popular three-session class. Meditation is now scientifically recognized to help reduce stress and anxiety, blood pressure and help with restful sleep.Jan Hodgman, MA, has been meditating for more than 40 years and spent eight years in a ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
McIntyre Hall has received a grant of $3,000 from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the McIntyre Hall Presents series. Additional matching funds include support from the Friends of McIntyre Hall and lodging tax funding through Skagit County, the City of Mount Vernon and the City of Burlington.  "We are thrilled to receive this grant from ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County were able to visit the Seattle Art Museum this summer. Stefano Perruccio, the Clubs’ Art Specialist was one of the chaperones for the trip. Stefano spends time at each of the Clubs coming up with thoughtful art projects for the youth to participate in and he was especially excited about this opportunity. “The museum trip offered an exposure to a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Burlington Parks and Recreation presents the 15th Annual Burlington Pumpkin Pitch & Harvest Festival!  Highlights include:        The only and “original” Trebuchet Pumpkin Hurling competition in the Northwest        Zucchini Car Races        FREE Kids Activity Zone (inflatables, pony & train rides, 18+ community partners/agencies hosting free activity booths)        Touch a Tractor area with the ...read more
Categories: Community
Friday, August 31, 2018
Categories: Community, Education
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:    Diabetes: What Can I Do? This free class on how to live well with diabetes is presented by Dr. Natalia Usoltseva, a board-certified internal medicine physician at the UW Neighborhood Smokey Point Clinic. Dr. Usoltseva will discuss: Monitoring your diabetes How diet affects your blood sugar Physical ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Home Trust of Skagit to hold fundraiser Oct. 12, 2018   The Home Trust of Skagit Community Land Trust will hold its second annual Harvest for Homes fundraiser and auction at Maplehurst Farms. 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.   Maplehurst Farms is located at 18495 Dike Road, in Mount Vernon.   Tickets for the fundraiser are $50 ($60 after Sept. 30, 2018) and can be purchased ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Week of August 28, 2018 Interested in Government Procurement Business Opportunities? The Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) can assist your business with the complicated government contracting process.  PTAC Workshops provide an overview about government registrations, classifications, certifications, solicitations, regulations and more. PTAC is offering the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Education
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Saturday September 15Preserving Family History, an Introduction: Heirloom Workshops Introduction toPhotograph & Document Care 10 am - 12 pm  Introduction to Preserving your Family Textiles 1 pm - 3 pm Join Skagit County Historical Museum staff for a day of workshops introducing you to techniques for properly documenting, storing, and taking care of your family heirloom collections. Sign up for one ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Family-Friendly Entertainment with Environmental Stewardship Message  MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (August 28, 2018) – Celebrate the Skagit River and the return of the salmon at the Skagit River Salmon Festival. The Festival runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. The Festival is a family-centered event featuring a Kidz Zone with activities and crafts, raptor ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Air quality burn ban ends in Island, Skagit, Whatcom But the counties continue their fire safety burn bans The Northwest Clean Air Agency is ending a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties because air quality has improved. This air quality burn ban was separate from the three counties’ fire safety burn bans on outdoor burning, which were called in July, remain in ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Skagit Valley College South Whidbey Center adjunct biology/chemistry instructor Dr. Cindy Elliser will be guest speaker at next Whale Tale presentation on Tuesday, September 4th. The presentation will take place from 7:00-8:30 pm at C&P Coffee Company, located at 5612 California Avenue SW in Seattle. Cost is $5 suggested donation; kids free.      Harbor Porpoises are one of the most abundant ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, August 27, 2018
United Way of Skagit County's business partners are critical to the success of families and children in Skagit County. Join dozens of local businesses and organizations as we gather to tackle long-term solutions for a stronger more resilient Skagit county.  ----------------------Our Speaker is Allison KrutsingerAllison brings a unique blend of policy and early learning experience to her position ...read more
Categories: Community, Community
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Awards of Excellence Sponsorships Planning for the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence has reached full speed, and we have a number of ways members can get involved! PROMOTE YOUR VOTE: Award Nominations are still available for the awards by clicking this link. Please send the link to your contact lists! You do not need to be a member to nominate.RSVP: You can RSVP to secure your ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
How Do You Want to be Happy, Healthy, Fit? Share Your Ideas. Take the PROS Parks & Recreation Survey. What are your ideas for Burlington parks? What do you like about Burlington recreation programs? What could be improved?  Please take the PROS Plan survey to share your input and ideas. It will take only about 10 minutes.Survey in EnglishSurvey in SpanishHelp Develop Burlington's Vision ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The Burlington Chamber will be hosting 3 professional development workshops in the coming months. Space is limited, so be sure to rsvp now! Linkedin 101Learn how LinkedIn can further your business! Plus tips for creating a powerful profile that makes others want to get to know you! Bring your laptop or tablet so you can update your profile as we go.The Presentation will be put on by Alyson Hebdon ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Education